CFRE Refresher Course


CFRE certification adds value to your contribution to your employers, clients and constituents. In addition, the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study consistently reports that CFREs receive higher compensation than those who do not hold the CFRE credential.

If you are planning to take the CFRE exam, make plans to take this one-day in-person course, brought to you by the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter, the Fort Worth AFP Chapter, and AFP International. Contact or with any questions.

WHEN: Friday, August 6, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Dallas, 1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062

Registration will close Monday, August 2, 2021, but we encourage you to register early – seating is limited!

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General Information

This one-day in-person CFRE Refresher Course takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the five-year level. This course will not be presented in a lecture format. To gain the most from the experience and to read the requirements for obtaining your CFRE, you are strongly encouraged to visit the CFRE International website ( including the test content outline, Study Wizard, as well as the resource reading list. This session does not take the place of independent study and relevant experience in preparation for the exam.

Participants receive:

  • Participant manual and exam-related study resources
  • Approximately 8 hours of instruction (8 continuing education points for both Initial Certification and Recertification)
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • A head start for taking the CFRE Exam


If you aren't yet a member of AFP, join today to receive AFP member pricing for the course!

  • $349 AFP Members
  • $449 Non-Members

2021 CFRE Refresher Course Facilitators

Michelle Crim

Michelle Crim, CFRE

Michelle currently serves as President of Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC and provides interim leadership and strategic fundraising services to nonprofits in Tarrant County and surrounding areas. Her 20-year career in fundraising and nonprofit management has included roles in both higher education institutions and social service organizations. Michelle earned her CFRE credential in 2008, is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Worth Metro Chapter, and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Fort Worth. She serves on numerous nonprofit boards and frequently speaks on a variety of fundraising topics, nonprofit leadership, and Down syndrome.

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Registration will close Monday, August 2, 2021, but we encourage you to register early – seating is limited!

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